|An Interview with Henry Brant on Spatial Music|
Charles Amirkhanian talks with Gerhard Samuel and composer, Henry Brant, who was visiting from Vermont for the world premiere of his “Kingdom Come” by the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and the Oakland Youth Orchestra. The three discuss Brant’s experiments with “spatial” or antiphonal music, and the need for new adjustable concert halls that can accommodate the varied spatial demands of such works as “Kingdom Come.” That work was to feature the regular Orchestra playing fairly typical ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Spatial Music; Henry Brant
|New Music America 1990: Montreal Musique Actuelles|
Charles Amirkhanian reports on happenings of the 1990 installment of the peripatetic New Music America Festival, which began in 1979 and was held this year for the first time outside the U.S. Montreal Musique Actuelles highlighted the work of Canadian composers, performers and improvisers alongside the work of such well-known Americans as La Monte Young, Scott Johnson, and Alvin Curran. Among participants interviewed are Jean Piche, a composer who directed the Festival and whose own work for per...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; Spatial Music; Electronic Music
|Other Minds Festival 16: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds|
The second concert of the 16th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 16), held on March 4, 2011, began as usual, with an informative and entertaining panel discussion moderated by Charles Amirkhanian. Most of the concert’s featured composers and performers gathered on stage, including David A. Jaffe, Agata Zubel, I Wayan Balawan, and Han Bennink, as well as sound sculptor Trimpin. Jaffe describes how, with the assistance of Trimpin, he has utilized a three dimensional computer mouse as a contr...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 16; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Spatial Music; 21st Century Classical; Chamber Music; Jazz; Improvisation